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Christmas Elf Competition

The Town Council have run a “Christmas Elf Competition” in conjunction with their lights switch on, for children to spot 14 Elves in businesses windows around the town.

The competition Winners have now been drawn and will be contacted directly, well done to everyone that took part!

 

Best Dressed Window

The Town Council have run a competition in conjunction with their lights switch on, for local businesses to take part in a best dressed window challenge.

Many of the shops in Alfreton chose to take part and it was a very difficult decision for the judge to make.

Wendy Comins of South Normanton Area Food Bank, the Town Mayors chosen charity, has kindly chosen the winner after visiting each shop one afternoon. ‘It was not an easy job because each one was beautifully decorated, many in a style in keeping with the shop itself. I chose ‘Pierce of Art’ on Central Road. The display reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas with stockings hanging on the fireplace, a blazing fire and presents around the tree’

Well done to the staff at Pierce of Art; Lesley, Elizabeth, Jess, Lucy and Abbey, they will be presented with their prize by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry next week.

Alfreton gets lit up for Christmas!

The Town of Alfreton burst into light at 5pm last Saturday when the Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Kerry, assisted by local children, turned on the Town’s Christmas lights.

The event was well attended by a large number of adults and children who packed the area around Alfreton House. They had been entertained throughout the day by a range of musicians, street entertainers, fair ground rides and of course dear old Santa.

The event also gave the opportunity for local charities to raise around £2,000 for good causes. Local producers and businesses also had the opportunity to showcase their wares.

Councillor Gail Dolman, the event organiser said “Of course an event like this cannot go ahead without the support of local businesses and shops. I would like to thank them all for their generosity particularly our support from Brandon Tool Hire, Keycraft, Alfreton Rotary Club and the many shops and businesses who generously provided raffle prizes”.

Councillor Mary Kerry, the Town Mayor said “I was thrilled to perform the switch on and pleased to see the excitement for Christmas from the many children and also the adults who helped with the Christmas countdown. I know that Christmas is a time for giving but once again Alfreton people displayed their warmth and generosity with spontaneous gifts and food parcels as well as cash for my chosen charity for this year, Alfreton Foodbank”

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Alfreton Town Council
Alfreton Town CouncilFriday, September 18th, 2020 at 7:19pm
The wildflower bed at the Mining Wheel has now been seeded, we look forward to seeing what it brings...
The flowers in Alfreton were looking beautiful this week. Winter bedding is next on our list to keep the area looking bright and cheerful!
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 12:25pm
Look at our beautiful vegetables. 🌱

As we progress through our Food for Life journey, the pupils have been working really hard with Matt to grow a selection of vegetables. We now have a fabulous supply of tomatoes, courgettes, radishes, marrows, beans, potatoes and lettuce. 🥔🥬🥒🍅

Our pupils have prepared the area, planted seeds, watered them, and monitored them as they've grown, developing their understanding of how to care for plants and vegetables. 👏🏻
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 10:11am
Only get a test if you have #coronavirus symptoms.

This will help make sure people who need a test can get one.

Find out if you are eligible: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 9:58am
We’re delighted to announce that Futures has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Customer Service award for Derbyshire at this year’s East Midlands Chamber - Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire's business awards.

Congratulations to our customer services team who always go the extra mile for our customers! It’s been an extremely difficult few months with additional demand on services, the challenges of working from home during lockdown, and helping customers who are struggling with the effects of the pandemic. We want to thank everyone in the customer services team – we are so proud of everything you do!
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 3:29pm
You must self-isolate for 10 days if you:

▶️ have symptoms of #COVID19
▶️ receive a positive test result

People in your household should continue to self-isolate for 14 days.

More info:
▶️ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/